hagendas has looked up 317 words, created 6 lists, listed 458 words, written 15 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 2 words.

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  • "not titivation but titillation" by DFW, RIP.

    January 14, 2009

  • the one and only word that was lost in compiling the original OED according to Simon Winchester in "The Meaning of Everything" and "The Professor and the Mad Man"

    January 13, 2009

  • n. A kind of fishing net. Obs. Crabb. from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

    January 13, 2009

  • along with "bozzom" the first word in the "battentlie to bozzom" fascicle of the OED. From "Yette woulde I battentlie assuage mie fyre" of the Rowley poems by Thomas Crowley.

    January 13, 2009

  • adj 1. Liable to break or split; brittle; as, spalt timber; 2. Heedless; clumsy; pert; saucy.

    January 13, 2009

  • a translator or interpreter in India

    January 13, 2009

  • Alteration by folk etymology from Middle Dutch wijsseggher, soothsayer.

    January 10, 2009

  • As in "Is it all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?" from "Consider the Lobster" essay in Gourmet (also in book form) by David Foster Wallace. Rest in peace.

    January 10, 2009

  • can be used as denaturation or denaturization (Am.)/denaturisation (Br.)

    January 10, 2009

  • hooples - "tools resembling giant flyswatters that are used to coax birds (pigeons) back into the coop" from the book "Pigeons" by Andrew D. Blechman p. 184

    January 10, 2009

  • German expression, “warm showerer,�? which is one of the ways you describe a man who is short on masculinity

    January 10, 2009

  • application of a layer of tin

    January 10, 2009

  • "light boot worn inside heavier boots" or "The Brodequin was an instrument of torture designed to destroy the victims legs by driving wedges of wood or steel in-between the legs and boards tied tightly around them. In some cases the damage was so severe the marrow of the bones would flow freely from the wounds."

    January 10, 2009

  • a. Roman Catholic, not containing meat or its juices, thus permissible on days of abstinence; (of a day) on which abstinence is enjoined.

    January 9, 2009

  • An occultation is simply what happens when one celestial body obscures another

    January 9, 2009

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